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A PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDRY SOCIETY P. 26 P. 15


AUGUST 2017 VOLUME 107 | NUMBER 8


COLUMNS 7 Editorial


The Convincing Case Against OSHA’s Silica Rule D. KURKUL


14 Washington Alert Treasury Department Targets Several Tax Rules for Possible Changes S. SALMON, J. HANNAPEL AND C. RICHTER


40 Novel Solutions A Mind for Numbers R. JEFFERSON


41 Smart Energy P. 16 16 Osco Delivers


AFS Corporate Member Osco Industries has finetuned its business to deliver quality parts with a short lead time by committing to gray iron, adding flexibility through inventory, and conservative revenue management. S. WETZEL


20 Focus on Safety: Hearing Loss Prevention The largest single category of contribution to recordable illness in metalcasting facilities is hearing loss, and more can be done to reduce its occurrence. T. SCHORN


26 Cast in Place: Integrating Non-Cast Components into Castings 3-D printing helped a turbine manufacturer improve the dimensional accuracy of a part while adding flexibility to the tooling for streamlined production. G. KORFF AND T. STEWART


31 I Have Inclusions! Determining the Best Cost Saving Approach This is the first of a two-part series providing a guideline to better understand the interrelated aspects between oxides, inclusions, dross, fluxes and molten metal quality. R. GALLO


36 Evaluating Iron Filter Print Designs–30 Years Later Minor filter print design changes can significantly affect molten metal flow characteristics. B. DICKINSON, T. MIDEA, A. ADAMS


moderncasting.com Cover Design: Mike Berrafato


Continuous Energy Benchmarking for the Metalcasting Industry B. REINKE


DEPARTMENTS


3 From Online 9 Industry News


15 In a World Without Castings


42 From AFS 43 AFS News 47 Casting Innovations 48 Metalcasting Supplies 49 Classifieds 55 Advertising Index 56 Shakeout


August 2017 MODERN CASTING | 5


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